This is a developing story.
There are reports of shots fired outside of Terry Middle School in Mesquite, TX, east of Dallas. Video is included below. It appears to be connected to a shooting about an hour before, at a nearby gym. The suspects in that shooting are still at large.
The report was followed by the arrival of police and SWAT from the city of Mesquite. A short time before the reports of gunfire, two men were shot at a Mesquite fitness center. The shooter escaped, and two nearby schools were locked down. However, Terry Middle School was not one of them. It is nearby, and early speculation is the two reports are likely related.
Two men were wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon on the basketball court of a Mesquite gym.
Mesquite police said they received a report around 1:20 p.m. that a man had been shot at the Fitness Connection at 2021 N. Town East Blvd. They found two victims when they arrived.
One man was taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition and the other was treated at the scene.
Police said three male suspects left the gym in a silver car and headed for Interstate 635 before officers arrived.
The Mesquite Independent School District tweeted out a warning.
There are reports of shots outside at Terry Middle School. This has not been confirmed; we have put Terry, Horn and Thompson on lockdown as a precaution but there are no injuries. Parents, please do not go to these campuses to get your children for their and your safety.
— Mesquite ISD (@mesquiteisdtx) March 23, 2018
This video was posted on Facebook Live, and shows an independent journalist who raced to Terry Middle School to cover the situation.
As you will see in the video, armed police are swarming the campus, and students are being taken to the Mesquite Rodeo for pickup. The Rodeo is in a large complex with a hotel and convention center, and has a large parking lot, which is likely why it is being used for pickup.
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Posted by Smash Da Topic Breaking News on Friday, March 23, 2018